Texas Tech University

Kelli Cargile Cook

Dr. Cargile Cook

Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric

Technical Communication and Rhetoric Program


Ph.D. Texas Tech University
Office: 363A
Email:kelli.cargile-cook@ttu.edu

Research interests: technical communication pedagogy, online writing pedagogy, web-based training, and technical communication program development and assessment

Kelli Cargile Cook is a Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University. Her research focuses on technical and professional communication pedagogy, online writing pedagogy, web-based training, and technical communication program development and assessment. Her scholarship has appeared in Technical Communication Quarterly, Technical Communication, the Journal for Technical Writing and Communication, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, and Programmatic Perspectives. She co-edited two collections on online education in technical communication: Online Education 2.0: Evolving, Adapting, and Reinventing Online Technical Communication (2013) and Online Education: Global Questions, Local Answers (2005). The 2005 collection received the NCTE Award for Excellence for Best Collection in Technical and Scientific Communication, 2006. Her most recent projects are The Agile Communicator, 2e (2017), which she co-authored with Craig Baehr, and a special issue of the Journal for Technical Writing and Communication on Graduate Preparation for Research. She is a past president of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing and of the Council for Programs in Technical, Scientific, and Professional Communication.

Books and Translations
Digital Publications
Book Chapters
Special Issues
Articles
Service
Awards

Digital Publications

  • Baehr, C., & Cargile Cook, K. (2017). Instructional website for The Agile Communicator: Principles and Practices in Technical Communication, 2e. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
  • Cargile Cook, K., Vernon, L., Mills, B. (2008.) Hiring for Excellence: A Web-based Training Program. Logan: Utah State University.
  • Cargile Cook, K., and Moore, K. (2004). Electrical and Computer Engineering Technical Writing Tutorial for Design Students. Logan: Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Utah State University.

Book Chapters

  • Andrews, D., Bernhardt, S., Cargile Cook, K., Grabill, J., Maylath, B., Riordan, D., & Selber, S. (2014). Tracing the intellectual trajectories of professional/technical/scientific communication: a roundtable perspective from seven CPTSC past presidents. In Tracy Bridgeford, Karla Kitalong, and Bill Williamson (Eds.) Sharing Our Intellectual Traces: Narrative Reflections from Administrators of Professional, Technical, and Scientific Communication Programs. Amityville, NY: Baywood.
  • Grant-Davie, K., & Cargile Cook, K. (2013). “Introduction.” Online Education 2.0: Online Education 2.0: Evolving, Adapting, and Reinventing Online Technical Communication. Farmingdale, NY: Baywood.
  • Cargile Cook, K., & Grant-Davie, K. (2013). “Afterword.” Online Education 2.0: Online Education 2.0: Evolving, Adapting, and Reinventing Online Technical Communication. Farmingdale, NY: Baywood.
  • Cargile Cook, K., Cook, E., Minson, B., & Wilson. S. (2013). How can technical communicators develop as both students and professionals? In Stuart Selber and Johndan Johnson-Eilola (Eds.) Solving Problems in Technical Communication. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 98-120.
    • Collection received CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication for Assessment in Technical and Professional Communication, 2014.
  • Cargile Cook, K., & Zachry, M. (2010). Politics, program self-assessment, and the challenge of cultural change. In Jo Allen and Margaret Hundleby (Eds.) Assessment in Technical Communication. Farmingdale, NY: Baywood. 65-80.
    • Received NCTE Award for Excellence for Best Collection in Technical and Scientific Communication, 2009; and CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication for Assessment in Technical and Professional Communication, 2012.
  • Moeller, R., Cargile Cook, K., & Ball, C. (2009). Political economy and sustaining the unstable: new faculty and research in English studies. In Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, Heidi A. McKee, and Richard (Dickie) Selfe (Eds.) Technological Ecologies and Sustainability. Computers and Composition Digital Press.
    Available online
  • Cargile Cook, K., & Grant-Davie, K. (2005). Introduction. In Kelli Cargile Cook and Keith Grant-Davie (Eds.) Online Education: Global Questions, Local Answers. Farmingdale, NY: Baywood. 1-12.
  • Cargile Cook, K. (2005). An argument for pedagogy-driven online education. In Kelli Cargile Cook and Keith Grant-Davie (Eds.) Online Education: Global Questions, Local Answers. Farmingdale, NY: Baywood. 49-66.
  • Cargile Cook, K., & Grant-Davie, K. (2005). Online course and instructor evaluations. In Kelli Cargile Cook and Keith Grant-Davie (Eds.) Online Education: Global Questions, Local Answers. Farmingdale, NY: Baywood. 229-244.

Special Issues of Refereed Journal

  • Cargile Cook, K., & Rickly, R. (2017). Graduate preparation for research. Special issue of the Journal for Technical Writing and Communication 47 (2). 119-253.
  • Albers, M., & Cargile Cook, K. (2002, Summer). Computer classrooms and technical communication pedagogy. Special issue of Technical Communication Quarterly 11(3).

Articles

  • Bivens, K., & Cargile Cook, K. (2018.) Coordinating distributed memory: an environmental engineer's proposal writing process using a product calculator. Journal of Business and Technical Communication. Retrieved March 7, 2018, from https://doi.org/10.1177/1050651918762028.
  • Grover, S. D., Cargile Cook, K., Harris, H.S., & DePew, K.E. (August 2017). Develop, design, deliver: teaching graduate students to teach writing online. Technical Communication Quarterly 23(3). 242-255. (Special issue on Professional Development for Online Technical Communication Educators: Continuing the Conversation.) Ed. B.L. Hewett and T. Bourelle.
  • Rickly, R., & Cargile Cook, K. (2017). Failing forward: training graduate students for research. Journal for Technical Writing and Communication 47 (2). 119-129. (Special issue on Graduate preparation for research.) Ed. by K. Cargile Cook & R. Rickly.
  • Cargile Cook, K. (2014.) Service learning and undergraduate research in technical communication programs. Programmatic Perspectives 6 (1). 27-51.
    Available online: http://www.cptsc.org/pp/vol6-1/cargilecook.pdf
  • Popham, S., Arduser, L., Cargile Cook, K., Hovde, M.R., Koerber, A. Mogull, S. & Zemliansky, P. (March 2012). Evaluating the effectiveness of a network of communication channels: lessons learned from a communication survey. Programmatic Perspectives 4 (1). 5-41.
    Available online: http://cptsc.org/pp/vol4-1/pophametal.pdf
  • Cargile Cook, K. (2007, Winter). Immersion in a digital pool: training prospective online instructors in online environments. Technical Communication Quarterly (Special issue on Online Teaching and Learning: Preparation, Development, and Organizational Communication.  Ed. By Beth Hewett and Christa Ehrmann.) 16(1), 55-82.
  • Rude, Carolyn, and Cargile Cook, K. (2004, Winter). The academic job market in technical communication, 2002–2003. Technical Communication Quarterly 13(1), 49-71.
  • Cargile Cook, K. (2003, Winter). How much is enough? the assessment of student work in technical communication courses. Technical Communication Quarterly. (Special Issue on Assessment in Technical Communication. Ed. by Margaret Hundleby, Jo Allen, and Marj Rush Hovde.) 12(1), 47-65.
  • Cargile Cook, K., Thralls, C., & Zachry, M. (2003, May). Doctoral-level graduates in professional, technical, and scientific communication 1995-2000: a profile. Technical Communication. 50(2), 160-173.
  • Cargile Cook, K., & Albers, M. (2002, Summer). Scouts, trailblazers, pioneers: settling the computer classroom. Technical Communication Quarterly. (Special issue on Computer Classrooms and Technical Communication Pedagogy. Ed. by Michael J. Albers and Kelli Cargile Cook.) 11(3), 245-50.
  • Cargile Cook, K. (2002, Winter). Layered literacies: a theoretical frame for technical communication pedagogy. Technical Communication Quarterly, 11(1), 5-29.
  • Cargile Cook, K. (2000, Winter). Writers and their maps:  the construction of a GAO report on sexual harassment. Technical Communication Quarterly, 9(1), 53-76.
  • Cargile Cook, K. (2000, June). Online professional communication: pedagogy, instructional design, and student preference in internet-based distance education. Business Communication Quarterly, 63(2), 106-11.
  • Cargile Cook, K. (1999, September/October). Usability testing in the technical communication classroom. Intercom, 46(8), 36-7.

Service

  • Director of Technical Communication and Rhetoric and Associate Chair, English Department, Texas Tech University
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Technical Communication and Rhetoric, English Department, Texas Tech University, 2014-Present
  • ENGL 2311 Coordinator, Technical Communication and Rhetoric, English Department, Texas Tech University, 2012-Present
  • President, Association for Teachers of Technical Writing, 2009-2011
  • Vice President, Association for Teachers of Technical Writing, 2007-2009
  • President, Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC), 2006-2008
  • Secretary, Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC), 2002-2006
  • Aggie Blue Pride Light—USU Presidential Recognition for Service, March 2002

Awards

Research

  • Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) Fellow, April 2014
  • "Online Education: Global Questions, Local Answers." Awarded NCTE Award for Excellence for Best Collection in Technical and Scientific Communication, 2006.
  • Fellow, Center for Online International Learning (COIL) Institute for Globally, Networked Learning in the Humanities, 2011-2013.
  • “Writers and their Maps” included in Best Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication (awarded by the NCTE), March 2002

Teaching

  • Teacher of the Year, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, 2005
  • Teacher of the Year, Humanities Division, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, 2005
  • Teacher of the Year, English Department, 2000

Service

  • Recipient of CPTSC's Distinguished Service Award, October 2013

Books and Translations

  • Baehr, C., & Cargile Cook, K. (2017). The Agile Communicator: Principles and Practices in Technical Communication, 2e. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt. 431 pp.
  • Baehr, C., & Cargile Cook, K. (2016). The Agile Communicator: Principles and Practices in Technical Communication, 1e. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt. 349 pp.
  • Pearsall, Thomas E., & Cargile Cook, K. (2009). The Elements of Technical Writing. New York: Pearson/Longman. 192 pp.
    Elements of Technical Writing
    • (2010). The Elements of Technical Writing. (Translated into Japanese.) New York: Pearson/Longman. 167 pp.
    • (2013). The Elements of Technical Writing. (Translated into Korean.) New York: Pearson/Longman; Seoul: Bookorea Publishing. 225 pp.
  • Cargile Cook, K. & Grant-Davie, K. (2013). Online Education 2.0: Online Education 2.0: Evolving, Adapting, and Reinventing Online Technical Communication. Farmingdale, NY: Baywood.Online Education 2
  • Cargile Cook, K., & Grant-Davie, K. (2005). Online Education: Global Questions, Local Answers. Baywood's Technical Communication Series. Farmingdale, NY: Baywood. 336 pp.
    Received NCTE Award for Excellence for Best Collection in Technical and Scientific Communication, 2006.
    Online Education-Global Questions, Local Answers